|Bootstrapping BIZWIZ - Greg Fisher|
Entreprneurship case study on product development and marketing
Keywords: Product Development; Marketing
|MAKE YOUR BRAND STAND OUT|
It is important that you translate all your efforts and activities into one compelling campaign that will not only delight loyal customers but likewise turn them to be advocates of your brand. http://wisdomography.com
Keywords: Product Development; Branding
|Food Product Development Jobs Online At Foodemployment.com|
FoodEmployment.comis the most comprehensive niche focused job board offering the “hottest” food product development jobs in the industry! Browse through our wide range of open NPD jobs and get started today. Hurry and register today to be eligible to win a free Visa Gift Card or I-Pad Mini.Limited time only.
Keywords: Food product development jobs
|Launching A Product Establish A Brand First|
With the help of the Wisdomo Graphy Company you can promote your business. We use the different techniques for promoting the product. http://wisdomography.com
Keywords: product development; Branding
|Development of Product Configurator for a Pressure Booster System|
This paper outlines the process of developing a product configurator for a pressure booster system. The ideas presented here were developed when developing a configurator in the CS-Enterprise package for a pressure booster system. This paper chronicles the design aspects, the configurator development planning, rule-based configurator development and testing and validation, including best practices developed during the process...
Keywords: product configuration; management; product development
|Andrea Prazakova - Finance: Banking | Credit Services - Stanford Who's Who Certified|
Visit http://www.andreaprazakova.info/andrea-prazakova-finance-banking-credit-services-stanford-whos-who-certified.html now! As a self starter and a goal oriented professional who has gained significant experience in the Retail and SME banking arena, Andrea Prazakova has highly developed skills with regards to the implementation of new concepts within the banking industry.
Keywords: product development/management; training; channel management; CRM
|The Lunar program, appendix C - Hess, H.|
Prediction of lunar activities for 1975 to 1985
Keywords: CONTAMINATION; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; FACILITIES; MONITORS
|Spotswood cigarette paper|
Footage, with ambient sound, of equipment testing new cigarette paper manufacturing methods.
Keywords: tobacco; cigarette; cigarette design; product development
|Mars Ascent Vehicle Flight Analysis - Desai, P. N.|
The scientific objective of the Mars Surveyor Program 2005 mission is to return Mars rock, soil, and atmospheric samples to Earth for detailed analysis. The present investigation focuses on design of Mars Ascent Vehicle for this mission. Aerodynamic, aerothermodynamic, and trajectory design considerations are addressed to assess the ascent configuration, determine aerodynamic stability, characterize thermal protection system requirements, and ascertain the required system mass...
Keywords: GROUND TESTS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; COSTS; ORGANIZATIONS; PRODUCTIVITY
|Fabrication feasibility study of a 30 watt pound roll-up solar array Quarterly report, 27 Jun. - 30 Sep. 1967 - King, W. G|
Structural design and analysis of 30 watt/pound roll-up solar array
Keywords: FABRICATION; FEASIBILITY; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SOLAR ARRAYS; SOLAR CELLS; STRUCTURAL DESIGN; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SOLAR CELL; STRUCTURAL DESIGN
|Machine Design And Development Firm In Canada|
Palladium-Pdd.com is a product design and development firm which specializing in making instrument of machine design, nuclear engineering, medical devices, analytical instruments, and consumer.
Keywords: Product Design; Product Design Firm; Machine Design; Product Development Services
|Exploring the Hot Galactic Halo Using Shadows of High Latitude Clouds - Juda, M|
The objective of this proposal was to measure variations in the 1/4 keV emission from the galactic halo, using ROSAT (x-ray astronomy satellite) Position Sensitive Proportional Counters (PSPC) observations toward known enhancements in the absorbing column density along the line-of-sight out of the Galaxy. Target directions were selected to have a low total hydrogen column density but to also show significant gradients in the amount of absorbing material, as traced by Infrared Astronomical Satell...
Keywords: EXPERT SYSTEMS; OPTIMIZATION; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; PROCEDURES; COST REDUCTION; ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS)
|Experiment module concepts study. Volume 1: Management summary - NON|
The minimum number of standardized (common) module concepts that will satisfy the experiment program for manned space stations at least cost is investigated. The module interfaces with other elements such as the space shuttle, ground stations, and the experiments themselves are defined. The total experiment module program resource and test requirements are also considered. The minimum number of common module concepts that will satisfy the program at least cost is found to be three, plus a propul...
Keywords: PLASTICIZERS; PLASTICS; THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|Flight Performance Evaluation of Three GPS Receivers for Sounding Rocket Tracking - Bull, Barton|
In preparation for the European Space Agency Maxus-4 mission, a sounding rocket test flight was carried out at Esrange, near Kiruna, Sweden on February 19, 2001 to validate existing ground facilities and range safety installations. Due to the absence of a dedicated scientific payload, the flight offered the opportunity to test multiple GPS receivers and assess their performance for the tracking of sounding rockets...
Keywords: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SOFTWARE ENGINEERING; APPLICATIONS PROGRAMS (COMPUTERS); QUALITY CONTROL; CHARACTERIZATION
|The Development of a New Lateral-Control Arrangement - Baker, Paul S|
Development work on an arrangement using ailerons and spoilers for lateral control was carried out by the Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division of the United Aircraft Corporation on a small commercial airplane in flight and on an airfoil in a wind tunnel. Spoiler hinge moments were reduced by aerodynamic balance. The arrangement was then built into an experimental airplane and further improvements were adopted as the result of flight and tunnel tests...
Keywords: PRODUCTIVITY; NASA PROGRAMS; CONFERENCES; COST REDUCTION; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|Modified Stage-Gate: A Conceptual Model of Virtual Product Development Process - Nader Ale Ebrahim|
ALE EBRAHIM, N., AHMED, S. & TAHA, Z. 2009. Modified Stage-Gate: A Conceptual Model of Virtual Product Development Process. African Journal of Marketing Management, 1, 211-219.
Keywords: Modified stage-gate system; virtual product development; conceptual model
|Transonic Drag Prediction on a DLR-F6 Transport Configuration Using Unstructured Grid Solvers - Lee-Rausch, E. M.|
A second international AIAA Drag Prediction Workshop (DPW-II) was organized and held in Orlando Florida on June 21-22, 2003. The primary purpose was to inves- tigate the code-to-code uncertainty. address the sensitivity of the drag prediction to grid size and quantify the uncertainty in predicting nacelle/pylon drag increments at a transonic cruise condition. This paper presents an in-depth analysis of the DPW-II computational results from three state-of-the-art unstructured grid Navier-Stokes f...
Keywords: RELIEF VALVES; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; STABILITY; LIMITS
|Comparison of automotive thermal reactors on a V-8 engine - Hibbard, R. R.|
Automobile exhaust manifold thermal reactor systems comparison in control of hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions
Keywords: COMPARATOR CIRCUITS; DELAY CIRCUITS; AMPLIFIERS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|SOIL MOISTURE MEASUREMENT - LEDNICKY, V.|
THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE GALLENKAMP TENSIOMETER IS DESCRIBED (2 MODELS) AND THE RESULTS OF SOIL MOISTURE MEASUREMENTS TAKEN AT THE OSTRAVA-PORUBA STATION ARE PRESENTED. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOIL MOISTURE MEASUREMENTS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, AND EVAPORATION ARE DISCUSSED.
Keywords: BALLOONS; DETONATORS; EXPLOSIVE DEVICES; EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS; PERFORMANCE TESTS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|Product Development Monster Planter Focus Group - CCA|
California College Of The Arts Monster Planter Focus Group. Kids draw their ideal monster planter. Product Development
Keywords: California College Of The Arts Monster Planter Product Development
|Functions of the vestibular system in human guidance and control - Young, L. R|
Physical analog model for human vestibular organ response in guidance and control systems
Keywords: METAL WORKING; MILLING MACHINES; PIPES (TUBES); EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|R&D - Super Critical Fluids Temperature Gauge ; Extraction Pressure ; Let Down Valve & Collector ; Carbon Scrubber ; CO2 Tanks ; Loading and Unloading Tobacco ; Gas Purifier to Extractor ; Loading Carbon|
Shots of tobacco testing and analysis equipment with ambient sound only.
Keywords: tobacco; cigarette; cigarette analysis; laboratory research; product development
|Flexible Wing Base Micro Aerial Vehicles: Vision-Guided Flight Stability and Autonomy for Micro Air Vehicles - Ettinger, Scott M.|
Substantial progress has been made recently towards design building and test-flying remotely piloted Micro Air Vehicle's (MAVs). We seek to complement this progress in overcoming the aerodynamic obstacles to.flight at very small scales with a vision stability and autonomy system. The developed system based on a robust horizon detection algorithm which we discuss in greater detail in a companion paper...
Keywords: CRAY COMPUTERS; PARALLEL COMPUTERS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; CONVEXITY; SUPERCOMPUTERS; HARDWARE
|Reduced-Order Modeling: New Approaches for Computational Physics - Beran, Philip S.|
In this paper, we review the development of new reduced-order modeling techniques and discuss their applicability to various problems in computational physics. Emphasis is given to methods ba'sed on Volterra series representations and the proper orthogonal decomposition. Results are reported for different nonlinear systems to provide clear examples of the construction and use of reduced-order models, particularly in the multi-disciplinary field of computational aeroelasticity...
Keywords: CREATIVITY; LINKAGES; PROCEDURES; DESIGN ANALYSIS; MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|HYDRODYNAMICS OF FREE-BOUNDARY FLOWS - LOGVINOVICH, G. V|
THE HYDRODYNAMICS OF A BODY MOVING IN A FLUID AT HIGH VELOCITIES WITH THE FORMATION OF FREE BOUNDARIES IS STUDIED. THE GENERAL PHYSICAL FLOW PROPERTIES AT THE FRONT OF THE BODY, FLOWS WITH DEVELOPED CAVITATION, PLANING AND OTHER SITUATIONS WHERE ALLOWANCE MUST BE MADE FOR FREE BOUNDARY EFFECTS AND SURFACE DISCONTINUITY ARE CONSIDERED. THE GENERAL EQUATIONS OF THE DYNAMICS OF A THIN BODY ARE SOLVED BY A FORMULA FOR COMPUTING THE FORCE DUE TO VIBRATIONS OF RIGID AND FLEXIBLE THIN BODIES...
Keywords: ALCOHOLS; ANHYDRIDES; PHTHALATES; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
|Space shuttle phase B system study. Part 1: Summary. Detail mass properties report - NON|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITERS; SCHEDULING; SPACECRAFT CONFIGURATIONS
|Environmental requirements - NON|
Ammonia and water properties in modelling Jupiter and Saturn atmospheres
Keywords: FASTENERS; LATCHES; MECHANICAL DEVICES; EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
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|Status of the International Space Station Regenerative ECLSS Water Recovery and Oxygen Generation Systems - Bagdigian, Robert M.|
NASA is developing three racks containing regenerative water recovery and oxygen generation systems (WRS and OGS) for deployment on the International Space Station (ISS). The major assemblies included in these racks are the Water Processor Assembly (WPA), Urine Processor Assembly (UPA), Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA), and the Power Supply Module (PSM) supporting the OGA. The WPA and OGA are provided by Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International (HSSSI), Inc., while the UPA and PSM are dev...
Keywords: MANAGEMENT PLANNING; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SCHEDULES; SIMULATION; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; STRATEGY
|Oxygen difluoride handling manual Final report - Jackson, R. B|
Oxygen difluoride hazards, chemical and physical properties, decontamination methods, and transfer and storage techniques manual
Keywords: TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; TEST EQUIPMENT; THERMOCOUPLES; EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|Outgassing Data for Selecting Spacecraft Materials - Campbell, William A., Jr.|
Outgassing data, derived from tests at 398 K (125 C) for 24 hours in vacuum as per ASTM E 595-77, have been compiled for numerous materials for spacecraft use. The data presented are the total mass loss (TML) and the collected volatile condensable materials (CVCM). The various materials are compiled by likely usage and alphabetically.
Keywords: NASA PROGRAMS; PROJECT MANAGEMENT; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT
|1996 NASA-Hampton University American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program - NON|
NASA has supported a program of summer faculty fellowships for engineering and science educators. In a series of collaborations between NASA research and development centers and nearby universities, engineering faculty members spend 10 weeks working with professional peers on research. The Summer Faculty Program Committee of the American Society for Engineering Education supervises the programs. The objectives were: (1) To further the professional knowledge of qualified engineering and science f...
Keywords: SCHEDULES; PROJECT PLANNING; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; STUDENTS; ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES; RESEARCH
|Dennis Forte - Product Development - Stanford Who's Who Certified|
http://www.dennisforte.info/dennis-forte-product-development-stanford-whos-who-certified.html - Dennis forte is a design consultancy to food and pharmaceutical industries offering process modeling and drying technologies.
Keywords: dennis forte; extrusion processing; process modeling and drying technologies; product development
|QA Tips on Software Development Testing Process - Zeteo Consulting|
Software testing is the process of finding defects i.e. Variance between expected results and actual result.
Keywords: Software development testing; Software testing; Software Product development testing; SDLC; STLC
|Spectral Analysis and Experimental Modeling of Ice Accretion Roughness - Orr, D. J.|
A self-consistent scheme for relating wind tunnel ice accretion roughness to the resulting enhancement of heat transfer is described. First, a spectral technique of quantitative analysis of early ice roughness images is reviewed. The image processing scheme uses a spectral estimation technique (SET) which extracts physically descriptive parameters by comparing scan lines from the experimentally-obtained accretion images to a prescribed test function...
Keywords: AIR WATER INTERACTIONS; BIBLIOGRAPHIES; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SCATTEROMETERS; RADAR; DATA ACQUISITION; WATER WAVES; THESES; STUDENTS; DEPLOYMENT
Video shows how BATUKE is meeting specific market demands in Taiwan, West Africa, and Middle East.
Keywords: tobacco; cigarette; product development; marketing; advertising; international trade; export; sales; taxation; research activity; business activity
|Polar asymmetry of the planets - Florenskiy, P. V., et al|
Polar asymmetry in earth formations and on other planets
Keywords: DYNAMIC RESPONSE; HIGH RESOLUTION; MASS SPECTROMETERS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; QUADRUPOLES; ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS; GRAPHS (CHARTS); PERFORMANCE PREDICTION
|MEASUREMENT OF TURBULENT HF FIELDS IN A HIGH CURRENT RECTILINEAR GAS DISCHARGE FROM THE INTENSITY OF FORBIDDEN HEI LINES - ZELENIN, G. V.|
AN INVESTIGATION WAS MADE OF SATELLITES CLOSE TO THE FORBIDDEN LINE OF HEI IN THE CASE OF TURBULENT PLASMA HEATING IN A HIGH CURRENT RECTILINEAR GAS DISCHARGE. THE PLASMA EMISSION SPECTRUM WAS ALSO ANALYZED.
Keywords: GRATINGS (SPECTRA); HOLOGRAPHY; SPECTROSCOPY; EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS; PERFORMANCE TESTS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; TEST EQUIPMENT
|Modelling Hard Gamma-Ray Emission from Supernova Remnants - Baring, Matthe|
The observation by the CANGAROO experiment of TeV emission from SN 1006, in conjunction with several instances of non-thermal X-ray emission from supernova remnants, has led to inferences of super-TeV electrons in these extended sources. While this is sufficient to propel the theoretical community in their modelling of particle acceleration and associated radiation, the anticipated emergence in the next decade of a number of new experiments probing the TeV and sub-TeV bands provides further subs...
Keywords: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; FABRICATION; PERFORMANCE TESTS; MONITORS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; HEART RATE; COMMERCIALIZATION; CHARTS; MEDICAL PERSONNEL
|Effects of water boiler venting on the Apollo 6 mission - Osburn, R. K|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: CARBON DIOXIDE; DECARBONATION; OXYGEN PRODUCTION; CHEMICAL REACTORS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; HEAT EXCHANGERS; LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|ERRORS DUE TO TERRESTRIAL ROTATION. RESTITUTION OF LOCALIZATION - NON|
AN ITERATIVE METHOD IS PRESENTED FOR OBTAINING THE POSITION ON EARTH OF A BALLOON, CORRECTING FOR ERRORS DUE TO THE EFFECT OF THE EARTH'S ROTATION ON THE BALLOON PATH. AN INTERROGATING SATELLITE IS USED, AND THE POSITIONS OF THE SATELLITE AT TWO INTERROGATIONS AND THE DISTANCES BETWEEN SATELLITE AND BALLOON ARE KNOWN. IT IS ASSUMED THAT THE ERRORS DUE TO THE EARTH'S ROTATION ARE THE ONLY ERRORS IN THE CALCULATION.
Keywords: COMPOSITE MATERIALS; DOORS; LANDING GEAR; SPACE SHUTTLES; SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS; EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; WEIGHT ANALYSIS
|Thermal-optical properties of Fluorel L-3203-6 and 1059 - French, B|
Fluorel L-3203-6 and 1059 and four Fluorel derivatives were irradiated monochromatically and hemispherically with electromagnetic energy in the solar- and infrared-wavelength range to determine the thermal-optical properties that are required for engineering analysis. The thermal-optical properties were measured and analyzed, and the resulting data were tabulated for convenient engineering use. The results prove that the electromagnetic-energy distribution and the measured reflectance and transm...
Keywords: PROJECT MANAGEMENT; SPACE STATIONS; SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS; SPACECRAFT DESIGN; EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS; MANAGEMENT PLANNING; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
|Thermographic Characterization of Impact Damage in SiC/SiC Composite Materials - Fox, Dennis S.|
SiC/SiC composite materials targeted as turbine components for next-generation aero-engines are being investigated at NASA Glenn Research Center. In order to examine damage mechanisms in these materials, SiC/SiC coupons were impacted with 1.59 mm diameter steel spheres at increasing velocities from 115 m/s to 400 m/s. Pulsed thermography, a nondestructive evaluation technique that monitors the thermal response of a sample over time, was utilized to characterize the impact damage...
Keywords: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; OXYGEN ATOMS; CLEANING; AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; PROTOTYPES; ORGANIC MATERIALS; RESIDUES
|Solution of the equation of heat conduction with time dependent sources: Programmed application to planetary thermal history - Conel, J. E|
A computer program (Program SPHERE) solving the inhomogeneous equation of heat conduction with radiation boundary condition on a thermally homogeneous sphere is described. The source terms are taken to be exponential functions of the time. Thermal properties are independent of temperature. The solutions are appropriate to studying certain classes of planetary thermal history. Special application to the moon is discussed.
Keywords: AIRCRAFT DESIGN; LIFTING BODIES; WING PROFILES; AIRCRAFT CONTROL; FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|Progress in Valve Modeling at Stennis Space Center - Daines, Russell|
Efforts to develop the capability to model values used in testing rocket engine components are documented. Cryogenic liquid and gas valves models are presented.
Keywords: RADIOMETERS; CALIBRATING; REMOTE SENSORS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; BREWSTER ANGLE; POLARIZED RADIATION; INFRARED INSTRUMENTS; TEMPERATURE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS
|Preliminary investigation of extruding composite tungsten-uranium dioxide tubing - Blankenship, C. P.|
No Abstract Available
Keywords: HEAT PIPES; RESEARCH PROJECTS; TECHNICAL WRITING; EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES
|Mechanical suspensions for space applications - Herzl, G. G|
Characteristics of mechanical suspensions for moving components of aerospace systems
Keywords: BEARINGS; PERFORMANCE TESTS; REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; VACUUM EFFECTS; AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTS; CONFERENCES; MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS
|Automatic recording McLeod gauge Patent - Faeth, P. A|
Automatic recording McLeod gage with three electrodes and solenoid valve connection
Keywords: CERAMICS; INSULATION; THERMAL PROTECTION; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; HEAT TRANSFER; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|EOLE BALLOONS PROJECT: DESCRIPTION OF THE DESTRUCTIVE EQUIPMENT - BOULOUMIE, J. P|
THE DESTRUCT DEVICES USED WITH THE EOLE BALLOON PROGRAM ARE DISCUSSED. SUBJECTS CONSIDERED ARE: (1) TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS, (2) ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA, (3) PERFORMANCE CHECKS, (4) ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, AND (5) COMPATIBILITY TESTS.
Keywords: MOLDING MATERIALS; PLASTICIZERS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; TOXICITY; WRAP; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
|Discovering Communicable Models from Earth Science Data - Schwabacher, Mark|
This chapter describes how we used regression rules to improve upon results previously published in the Earth science literature. In such a scientific application of machine learning, it is crucially important for the learned models to be understandable and communicable. We recount how we selected a learning algorithm to maximize communicability, and then describe two visualization techniques that we developed to aid in understanding the model by exploiting the spatial nature of the data...
Keywords: FRICTION STIR WELDING; ALUMINUM ALLOYS; WELDED JOINTS; WELDING; FABRICATION; FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|SEL Ada reuse analysis and representations - Kester, Rus|
Overall, it was revealed that the pattern of Ada reuse has evolved from initial reuse of utility components into reuse of generalized application architectures. Utility components were both domain-independent utilities, such as queues and stacks, and domain-specific utilities, such as those that implement spacecraft orbit and attitude mathematical functions and physics or astronomical models. The level of reuse was significantly increased with the development of a generalized telemetry simulator...
Keywords: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM; SUPPORT SYSTEMS; CHECKOUT; PAYLOAD INTEGRATION; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; SPACECRAFT LAUNCHING